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    Default Portland Says They'll Match on Nic Batum

    It's posted on a rumor mill but it sounds plausible.

    http://tinyurl.com/d568zby

    Batum wants out of Portland and Minnesota made him a good offer. The question is, if this is true, does Portland's matching Batum and maxing on Roy blow Portland's cap space?
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    Default Re: Portland Says They'll Match on Nic Batum

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    It's posted on a rumor mill but it sounds plausible.

    http://tinyurl.com/d568zby

    Batum wants out of Portland and Minnesota made him a good offer. The question is, if this is true, does Portland's matching Batum and maxing on Roy blow Portland's $17M in cap space?
    If I am not mistaken, if they match Batum before the Pacers counter their offer to Hibbert, they won't be able to offer max to Hibbert due to their cap....

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    If I am not mistaken, if they match Batum before the Pacers counter their offer to Hibbert, they won't be able to offer max to Hibbert due to their cap....
    I heard the same thing. I think Minnesota was going to pay Batum $10M But that was a few days ago. Wondering if it's true.

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    http://tinyurl.com/6vm3umc
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    I heard the same thing. I think Minnesota was going to pay Batum $6M. But that was a few days ago. Wondering if it's true.
    According to http://minnesota.sbnation.com/2012/7...pdates-results it's an 11M/yr offer.....If they match, according to http://www.indycornrows.com/2012/7/1...indiana-pacers Portland would only have about 12M available and therefor would not be able to give Roy the max deal....I guess it depends on who holds out the longest on this one.....

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    That can't be true. We paid GH3 $8 million per. There's no way they were getting Batum for less than that.
    My bad. It's like $10M or $11M. I corrected below.
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    Default Re: Portland Says They'll Match on Nic Batum

    Its all about the timing. If Batum gets his offer filed at 12:01 and Hibbert has his filed at 12:10... Technically they would have to withdraw hibberts offer and make him renegotiate with us or whoever has space.

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    Default Re: Portland Says They'll Match on Nic Batum

    So maybe the Pacers front office isn't mishandling the negotiations....
    *removed* Just keep politics and religion completely out of it, please.

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    My guess is portland will get roys in asap

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    I could be wrong but I'm not seeing any problem for Portland to do both Batum and Hibbert. They are at 29.5 mil. Hickson and Crawford are off the books now. I'm sure that is why they didn't do a QO on Hickson. Please correct me if I'm wrong with details!!
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    Default Re: Portland Says They'll Match on Nic Batum

    Right. They can't sign Batum unless they sign Hibbert first. Hmmmm...suppose we don't match on Hibbert until 7/14...

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    So maybe the Pacers front office isn't mishandling the negotiations....
    As I have said from the beginning. I believe we are gonna wait then out and see what happens...

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    Default Re: Portland Says They'll Match on Nic Batum

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    I could be wrong but I'm not seeing any problem for Portland to do both Batum and Hibbert. They are at 29.5 mil. Hickson and Crawford are off the books now. I'm sure that is why they didn't do a QO on Hickson. Please correct me if I'm wrong with details!!
    You may actually be right on that. Ill look at it in 15 min. If somebody else hasn't already.

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    Well...it isn't rumor any more. Lots of reputable papers/journalists saying Portland told Batum they were going to match the Timberwolves offer....

    And more stuff....Roy's been joining all these Portland Twitter feeds and today Roy was in Portland. Wonder what it all means?

    Is Roy suddenly in love with Portland?

    Or is all this some kind of a ploy orchestrated by Kevin Pritchard (who hates Paul Allen) playing Portland like a hooked carp.

    Or is Falk playing both Portland and Indy off against one another? We'll see I guess.

    We've never heard Roy ever say he wanted to leave Indy. Can't believe he wouldn't prefer to stay in Indiana.

    The drama continues...
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    Default Re: Portland Says They'll Match on Nic Batum

    Well, let me say this too... Roy, as you Twitter guys know is very active on Twitter. He reads everything, and retweets often...

    3 days ago, for shizz and gigs, I looked up @hoya2ablazer. Roy is @hoya2apacer. And it was registered to one Roy Hibbert. (Wasn't checked tho)

    I posted to him that an impersonator may be out there and he needed to report it and retweet if it was a fake. And he never retweeted. And as of yesterday it was still active.

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    Default Re: Portland Says They'll Match on Nic Batum

    Actually @hoya2ablazer is still active

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    Default Re: Portland Says They'll Match on Nic Batum

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    Its all about the timing. If Batum gets his offer filed at 12:01 and Hibbert has his filed at 12:10... Technically they would have to withdraw hibberts offer and make him renegotiate with us or whoever has space.
    Edit: It looks like this is wrong.

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    From my understanding, as long as Hibbert signs Portland's offer sheet before their deadline on matching Batum -- July 14th, at the earliest -- they can sign both.
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    Well, let me say this too... Roy, as you Twitter guys know is very active on Twitter. He reads everything, and retweets often...

    3 days ago, for shizz and gigs, I looked up @hoya2ablazer. Roy is @hoya2apacer. And it was registered to one Roy Hibbert. (Wasn't checked tho)

    I posted to him that an impersonator may be out there and he needed to report it and retweet if it was a fake. And he never retweeted. And as of yesterday it was still active.
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    Actually @hoya2ablazer is still active
    A guy mentioned it in another thread and said it was a "funny" account so I guess that the impersonator is one of our very own PDers.

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    Well...it isn't rumor any more. Lots of reputable papers/journalists saying Portland told Batum they were going to match the Timberwolves offer....

    And more stuff....Roy's been joining all these Portland Twitter feeds and today Roy was in Portland. Wonder what it all means?

    Is Roy suddenly in love with Portland?

    Or is all this some kind of a ploy orchestrated by Kevin Pritchard (who hates Paul Allen) playing Portland like a hooked carp.

    Or is Falk playing both Portland and Indy off against one another? We'll see I guess.

    We've never heard Roy ever say he wanted to leave Indy. Can't believe he wouldn't prefer to stay in Indiana.

    The drama continues...
    His heart and his bank account are now in Portland.

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    and today Roy was in Portland. Wonder what it all means?
    Allegedly.
    I still think someone was pulling some legs there, especially since Roy tweeted that he was in Maryland.

    Checking the flight tracker, the only Dulles to Portland direct flight was in the evening yesterday.
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    Allegedly.
    I still think someone was pulling some legs there, especially since Roy tweeted that he was in Maryland.

    Checking the flight tracker, the only Dulles to Portland direct flight was in the evening yesterday.
    Thank you for posting that. I hope Roy stays but if he goes then I can handle it if it's his normal classy way. This hanging out at Portland would just burn my @ss. I believe Roy has shown to be better than that so let's just wait and see. Glad Roy is at home trying to figure it all out.
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    Default Re: Portland Says They'll Match on Nic Batum

    I mean, I'm not going to rule it out, but Roy was in Maryland DC area for the 4th, then to go to Portland and then BACK to Maryland/DC in one day?

    Not impossible, but why would you do it?
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    My producers reached Roy Hibbert.... had a conversation with him about Portland. Be on @750thegame at 3 p.m.

    http://ab955.platformicstaging.com/c.../379/68172.mp3
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    My producers reached Roy Hibbert.... had a conversation with him about Portland. Be on @750thegame at 3 p.m.
    Well that's a bit unsettling.

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    Sounds like Roys confident he'll end up in Portland. This ****ing sucks.

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    No biggie, the producer just called him. Roy DIDN'T actually go to Portland. In fact, the producer interrupted him during brunch with his family.

    Go about halfway through the MP3.

    Sounds like Roys confident he'll end up in Portland. This ****ing sucks.
    He didn't call the station, they called him.
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